On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1930

Historical Events

  • Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR
  • DuPont scientist Elmer K. Bolton invents neoprene using Julius Nieuwland's divinyl acetylene

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert "Al" Schmitt, American Grammy Award-winning recording engineer and record producer (Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2021) [1]
  • Chris Barber, English jazz trombonist ("Petite Fleur"), born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Golovin, Russian painter (b. 1863)
1930 Highlights

About April 17, 1930

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries